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10th Express Entry draw of 2023 invites 3,500 candidates to apply for Canada PR

April 13 , 2023 By Rajneesh Kumar

Express Entry draw

In the latest draw of federal Express Entry System held on April 12, 2023, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,500 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) Visa. The draw saw a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score cut-off of just 486 points, which is the third lowest score of 2023 so far.

Express Entry Draw on 12 April 2023


EE Draw Category

No. of ITAs

Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Tie-breaking rule

April 12, 2023

All-program draw



July 19, 2022 11:05:24 UTC

Express Entry System

The EE system is a popular immigration program that manages the applications of applicants under three federal economic immigration programs, i.e.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program?
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the?
  • Canadian Experience Class.?

Applicants in the Express Entry pool are allotted a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score based on some key factors, i.e. age, language proficiency, education, work experience, and other criteria. The top-scoring candidates then get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residency in Canada.

Dropping CRS score is a positive sign

The low CRS score cut-off in the new EE draw is good news for Canadian PR visa aspirants who are hoping to immigrate to Canada. The drop in the CUT OFF implies that more candidates are likely to be invited to apply for PR visa in Canada in the draws to come.

The current low CRS score requirement could be attributed to several factors. For instance, the Canadian government s commitment to growing immigration levels can be a contributing factor, as the maple leaf country aims to welcome over 400,000 new permanent residents per year.

Lastly, the latest Express Entry draw with a low cut-off is a superb opportunity for applicants who have been waiting to get ITA for permanent residency in Canada. It is a positive indication for future draws, showing that there may be more opportunities for immigration candidates to acquire an ITA in the coming months.

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